Travel restrictions lifted, Private seniors home evacuated, Alberta meat-processing plant to reopen

Hadassah Alencar




Travel restrictions lifted

Quebec is expected to ease lockdown travel restrictions within the province beginning May 4th. 

The province set up roadblocks in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. They will be removed in three phases throughout the month of May.

Quebecers are still urged to not travel unless it's necessary, and if visiting their cottage, to not stop for groceries along the way.  

Private seniors home evacuated

A private seniors home has transferred 23 residents to a so-called "non-traditional site." 

Residents of the Résidence Bellerive in Pointe-aux-Trembles are being moved to a hotel called Hôtel des Gouverneurs, located near Place Émile Gamelin.

They’re moving because staff abandoned the home after some residents tested positive for COVID-19.

In 2018 an investigation into the Residence Bellerive already revealed disorganization, lack of training and proper equipment, with officials urging the centre to improve in order to stay open. 

Alberta meat-processing plant with COVID-19 positive workers to reopen 

An Alberta meat-packing plant called Cargill Foods that suffered from the largest COVID-19 on-site outbreak in Canada plans to reopen on Monday May 4th.

Cargill Foods shut down for just two weeks after over 820 workers became sick. One employee died after catching the virus.

A union representing the workers will pursue legal action to try to keep the plant from opening.